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Thursday, 5 March 1970

Dr CASS (MARIBYRNONG, VICTORIA) - I wish to direct a question to the Prime Minister. Has his attention been directed to a report in the Melbourne 'Sun' on 27th February concerning the death of an 8-year-old boy while using a snorkel when swimming in 3 feet of water? Was this death due, as is claimed, to a build up of carbon dioxide in the snorkel, which was fitted with a ping pong ball valve? I was informed of this matter in a letter from one of my constitutents, an' 8-year-old schoolboy. I also ask whether anything can Tie done to protect all children like him from purchasing potentially lethal snorkels of this design.

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